Whew, hive split finally. I had one hive with 3 brood boxes and turned it into 3 hives. I read somewhere that you can put a branch in front of the hive to make them take notice the next morning and reorient, so I cut some mango branches and put on top. I have no idea if this will do anything - the bees were pretty well perplexed after my wife and I had them spread out for an hour and a half.
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the hive with the green front has my blue ribbon queen, the one that superceded my Purvis queen a while back and grew to three brood boxes in short order. The hive to the right of the green one is the location of where the original hive was. Brown box is my first hive from last year and the nuc is one I got last week. So I am requeening the brown hive and the two varnished ones tomorrow. Should be perfect time for this, as we have a good flow going and they should build out the new foundation interspersed between the brood.
Anything I'm missing? Should I reduce the entrances until everything gets stable?